The Society of Biology supports the use of animals in research when properly regulated and when no alternatives are available. We actively support progress towards a reduction in the use of animals by refining experiments and developing new ways to minimise the use of and replace animals wherever possible – often referred to as the 3Rs.
Reaction to the EU ban on neonicotinoids
Insect pollination is vital for the productivity of many crops, including beans and soft fruit, and for certain wild flowers. Native bee species are an integral component of our fauna and as such we should protect them.
Report finds inadequate provision for practical science lessons
A report launched today shows that science education in schools suffers due to a lack of essential resources for practical work. The report comes from a teacher survey commissioned by SCORE (Science Community Representing Education), a collaboration of leading science organisations including the Society of Biology.
Society of Biology welcomes decision on kite-marking
Earlier this year, the Wilson Review highlighted a new scheme, kite-marking for degree programmes, as a system of industry recognition that would highlight to students potential employability provided by degree level programmes and bring employers closer to curriculum development.
Animals in Research Student Essay Competition
Last chance to enter our animals in research student essay competition! The Society of Biology is running a competition to support student members (and those who have applied for the £15 per year student membership and are awaiting election) wishing to develop careers in animal science and technology.